Earlier this year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted there are areas of the state that resemble a “third world country,” but of course nobody in particular should be blamed.
In a possibly related story, Los Angeles lost a lot of residents from the summer of 2020 through the summer of 2021:
L.A. is shrinking: New figures show nearly 176,000 people have left Los Angeles. What's behind the shocking exodus? Now on ABC7 https://t.co/6GaZyL1VC6
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) March 24, 2022
Los Angeles saw a significant drop in population during the first full year of the pandemic, from mid-2020 to mid-2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday.
L.A. lost nearly 176,000 residents, the second biggest drop among U.S. metro areas.
Los Angeles was second only to New York City in the drop in residents (NYC lost 328,000 residents according to the story, and no doubt many of them can now be found in Florida).
What are the real reasons behind the L.A. exodus? Place your bets!
What's behind it? Gavin, Garcetti, Gascon. The Three G's.
— I Hate The Media© 🇺🇸 (@ihatethemedia) March 24, 2022
As long as they don’t all move somewhere else and then vote for the same kind of left-wing politicians whose mess they’re fleeing.
Shocked it’s not higher.
— H (@HallieCool) March 24, 2022
The Left will probably blame climate change for what’s happening.
— Rob McShane 🇺🇸 (@therobmcshane) March 24, 2022
The article says the pandemic and housing costs are the reason, but it likely runs a bit deeper than that.
Crime. Homelessness. Cost of living. Tyrannical mandates. Traffic.
In that order. https://t.co/oBSZFT2yKR
— Joel Brizzée (@BrizzeeJoel) March 24, 2022
Gee, it’s a real mystery.
— m/-=EdVT=-m/ (@ShortsCargosho1) March 24, 2022
Democrats. That’s why. https://t.co/LhMDiL5Len
— RAY (@mistah_raymond) March 24, 2022
An “exodus” from other big cities is also happening:
Tens of thousands of people left some of the nation’s biggest, most densely populated and costly metropolitan areas during the first full year of the pandemic, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. https://t.co/cxtMpCXrt7
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 24, 2022
Gee, what could have happened that made people want to flee? It’s a total mystery!